Randolph T. Abrahams
Randy Abrahams serves as the president and CEO of RedRidge Finance
Group, defining the strategic direction for the company while directing
the overall day-to-day operations.
Abrahams has nearly 30 years of lending experience. He began his career
at National Acceptance Corporation,
a subsidiary of Walter E. Heller and
Company, a nationally recognized
commercial finance company.
He later joined Fremont Financial
where he spent over ten years. After
leaving as national marketing manager at Fremont, he joined LaSalle National Bank/ABN-AMRO in Chicago. In
1997, Abrahams joined Finova Capital
Corporation’s newly formed Healthcare Finance Group. He was later
promoted to group head and managed
the $1.2 billion healthcare portfolio.
The group was later purchased by
Berkadia, LLC, a joint venture between
Berkshire Hathaway and Leucadia
National Corporation. Abrahams
continued to successfully manage the
division on their behalf.
Most recently, Abrahams founded
and served as president/CEO of Bridge
Finance Group, an independent commercial finance company. In just under
five years, Bridge became a respected
and influential member of the finance
community, with hundreds of millions in funds managed and partner
relationships serving a multitude of
Abrahams has served the Commercial
Finance Association in various officer positions in the Midwest and nationally on
the Education Committee. He currently
serves as a director of the CFA.
Additionally, he has presented at
national healthcare conferences; panels,
banks and bondholder meetings; and
equity investors gatherings throughout
his career. Abrahams currently sits on
the board of directors at Children’s Memorial Hospital Foundation in Chicago,
Independent Graphic Services, Inc., and
Ecolite USA, Inc.
Lawrence D. Allen
Larry Allen is senior vice president of
Commercial Lending for First Alliance
Bank in Memphis, TN. Prior to joining
First Alliance, he was president and
founder of M&F Business Credit, Inc.
Larry has 35 years of experience in
asset-based and commercial lending. He
started in the asset-based industry with
Commercial Credit and has worked with
a variety of lenders, including finance
companies and large regional and national banks. He has served in all aspects
of lending, including credit, marketing
and loan workouts. He graduated from
the University of North Carolina with a
degree in business administration and
obtained an associate of Arts in pre-law
from Wingate University. Allen has
served as president of the Mid-South CFA
Chapter and continues to serve on the
Chapter Board. He is a Certified Lender
of Business Banking and a member of
several professional organizations,
including the Risk Management Association, Turnaround Management Association, National Funding Association and
Institute of Management Accountants.
Robert J. Arth
Bob Arth leads the East Division of
Bank of America Business Capital.
Based in New York, he is responsible for
asset-based loan origination, underwriting and relationship management.
He has more than 20 years of commercial lending experience. He began his
banking career at J.P. Morgan Chase in
1981 and quickly rose through the ranks
holding a variety of loan origination and
management positions. In 1998, he was
named group managing director of J.P.
Morgan Business Credit Corporation. He
joined Fleet Capital Corporation in 2003
as executive vice president and Mid-At-lantic region group manager, a position
he retained after the Bank of America/
Fleet merger in 2004.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in
business administration from Hofstra
University. He has his Series 24 and 7
Gail K. Bernstein is executive vice
president, Western region marketing manager of PNC Business Credit,
headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.
Prior to opening PNC Business Credit’s
West Coast office in 1998, Bernstein
was the national sales and marketing
manager for Wells Fargo’s ABL unit.
She also held the post of senior credit
officer and national marketing director for Signal Capital Corporation’s
asset-based unit as well as managing
director of Bank of America’s Private
Banking-Latin American division. Her
career also encompasses a specialization in international lending and
investment management. She has
traveled extensively in Latin America
and is bilingual.
Bernstein serves as president of the
Commercial Finance Association, California Chapter. She is also on the Board
of the Advisory Council to the College of
Business Administration, Hilton Center
for Business, Loyola Marymount Univer-